The World’s most famous horse race cancelled

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3 weeks 1 day ago #783432 by Bob Brogan
Be afraid Durban July....

The Randox Health Grand National, the world's most famous race has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak as it emerged on Monday night that the whole three-day Aintree meeting will not take place next month.

Jockey Club Racecourses, which owns Aintree, was working on plans to stage the race behind closed doors, but new government measures announced on Monday evening, whereby those in the UK were told to 'avoid social contact', has brought about the decision to cancel the three-day meeting.

Sandy Dudgeon, senior steward of the Jockey Club, said: “The Randox Health Grand National festival was just three weeks away and it is very clear to us it will not be possible for the event to take place. Public health must come first.

“We were working on a plan to stage the Grand National behind closed doors given its importance to the racing industry and beyond, but following the new government measures confirmed this evening to help to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, this is not a viable option.

“I know this is hugely disappointing news for the many people who work in our sport and the many millions who were looking forward to this year’s event, but very sadly these are exceptional times and this is the responsible thing to do.” - Racing Post

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3 weeks 1 day ago #783433 by Steckenpferd
Disappointing, but unfortunately inevitable.

Not sure that there will be any racing in the UK for very much longer, given that the Government has said that the emergency services will be withdrawn from 'mass gatherings' as of tomorrow. Race meetings behind closed doors may not constitute a 'mass gathering' as such, but no medical cover will mean no racing.

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3 weeks 22 hours ago #783489 by Beyond The Pale
Economic suicide committed by the West , for a few deaths , this will be the biggest fraud of all time , the Chinese meanwhile are laughing all the way to the bank , why wouldn't they ... well they started it of course . Hopefully the truth will come out in time and won;t be buried bt=y the pro virus media , in the meantime the common folk will suffer .

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3 weeks 21 hours ago #783492 by mr hawaii

Beyond The Pale wrote: Economic suicide committed by the West , for a few deaths , this will be the biggest fraud of all time , the Chinese meanwhile are laughing all the way to the bank , why wouldn't they ... well they started it of course . Hopefully the truth will come out in time and won;t be buried bt=y the pro virus media , in the meantime the common folk will suffer .


I just don't understand - 2 million people use the tube daily - surely more dangerous than going to the grand national ? I am reminded of another hysteria panic party - Y2k...

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3 weeks 19 hours ago #783494 by Mac
May be an opportunity to clean up the stock market.


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